Roy Knight Jr. was killed in action in Vietnam, and his remains were missing for decades. Now his family has finally found closure.
In the next big military conflict, experts expect heavy casualties on battlefields from which quick medical evacuation may be impossible. Whether wounded Americans live or die will depend on work happening now in Texas.
The national Latinx civil rights organization pushes for the Central Texas army base to finally honor a Texan hero.
We should honor this badass Medal of Honor winner, not an incompetent Confederate general who fought against the United States government in defense of slavery.
Digging into the provenance of a provocative message carved into a shrine to fallen soldiers.
What should be done with the historic dreadnought once it’s relocated from its longtime home?
Texas GI Hershell Riggs went missing in 1950, but his family never gave up hope he’d come back home.
The new book by the retired special forces commander and former UT chancellor is filled with tales from an adventure-seeking life.
In the series’ debut episode, a trio of military veterans from the Valhalla Club invite comedian and TV host Jordan Klepper into the ring.
When no next of kin could be located, Texans showed up en masse to make sure this veteran’s service was honored at his burial.
General John Murray and his staff recently got their first chance to size up the research possibilities in College Station.
In his quiet, selfless way, 1st Lt. Herron exemplified Marines everywhere. February will mark the 50th anniversary of Herron’s death in Vietnam.
Top Army brass emphasized the need for innovation, while Austin Mayor Steve Adler tried keeping it weird.
The Army chose Austin, citing its entrepreneurial culture and incentives from UT.
Podcast: Andy Langer speaks with the four-star admiral and newly retired chancellor of the University of Texas system about the holiday and the state of our American ideals.
"In the military, there’s a sense of camaraderie that can sometimes make people bystanders. Once people see that this kind of treatment is damaging to the group, that’s when they’ll speak up. We have to change it so that people are more embarrassed to stand by and let it happen than they are to stand up and say something."
The generous spirit of the Houston-based writer—and his online army of fans—continues to impress.
A background check should have stopped Devin Kelley from purchasing a rifle.
Nate Boyer, a six-year Army vet who served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, inspired the idea of taking a knee.
The conflict about Confederate statues reflects the contradictions within historical figures themselves.
The NSA contractor accused of leaking a classified document has South Texas roots.
My son was jobless, directionless, and apartmentless. So when he decided to join the Army, we were just glad he was out of the house. What we didn’t know was just how much the military would change him—and us.
I never knew my father, a decorated World War II pilot who died before I was born. But a trek at age 67 to the site where his airplane crashed brought me closer to him than I’d ever dared hope.
It’s possible to be both a hero and a liar.
Michael McManus was one of thousands of men and women who embellish their military service. But his story casts a different light on stolen valor.
In Africa Texas Special Forces unit are trying to help win the War on Terror, teaching one lesson at a time.
According to a new list from USAA and the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio are among the best cities for job-seeking military veterans.
A few lessons from retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson.
After retiring from a celebrated career in the Navy, William McRaven takes on a new fight: the battle over higher education.
The former POW has been formally charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and now faces court-martial.
Clint Eastwood’s Chris Kyle biopic took in an astonishing $89.5 million in its wide release this weekend.
It looks every bit as intense as you might guess.
It's unclear if any troops have used the charity resource, but it's bad optics surrounding the already controversial decision to send the National Guard to the border.
For many military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, their only relief comes from a drug that is illegal in Texas: marijuana. Can a growing band of cannabis advocates persuade our legislators to change that?
The two-minute preview of the film depicts a heartbreaking homecoming.
The last news anyone wanted about the Army post at Fort Hood was another mass shooting. Here's what we know right now.
Disabled veterans are having a rough time bringing their service dogs into businesses, despite laws allowing them to do so.
The controversy-courting Motor City Madman has donated his speaking/rocking services to the "Salute to Heroes Patriot Dinner and Concert" in April, which will raise funds for a New Braunfels non-profit that builds homes for disabled veterans, and he's got—you guessed it—some strong words for those who would criticize that appearance.
Master Sgt. Brad Grimes of Fort Hood was found guilty of conspiring to patronize a prostitute and solicit adultery. But the allegations that came out during his trial are much worse.
The shooting at the Washington Naval Yard comes as Texas Senators seek support for a bill declaring Major Nadal Hasan's attack on Fort Hood to be "terrorism."
Four StoryCorps segments of Texans who served in the Army shed light on what it means to be a post-9/11 veteran.
Soldiers and their families wait desperately—and courageously—for the moment when they will be reunited. And when, for the lucky ones, it finally comes, it does not disappoint.
Every year on the Fourth of July, the Austin neighborhood where I live has a fairly extensive parade. It’s about as all-American a scene as you can imagine: flags, classic cars, little kids riding on their parents’ shoulders, the smoky scent of backyard barbecues. Usually there’s at least one person dressed…
After more than a decade of combat, Texas soldiers are finally coming back for good. But the real journey home still lies ahead.
I was a soldier who neither loved war nor hated it, but I couldn’t ignore the fierce lure of combat. Six years after I came home from Iraq, I had a successful career, a beautiful wife, and a bright future, but one day I woke up and realized I had to go back to war.
An exclusive excerpt from a UT professor's new book on the Juárez drug wars
Josh Kinser, a fellow soldier who knew the late SEAL, talks about guns, PTSD, and what his friend meant to veterans.
The family of Lt. Peter Burks was horrified to discover that two dating websites used a photo of their son, who died in combat in Iraq in 2007, alongside the text "Military Men Looking for Love."
A group of evangelicals endorse Rick Santorum, Rick Perry defends the corpse desecrating-Marines, and the governor (and his hair) seem visibly shaken in South Carolina.